Globalization
PSC 470, Fall 2021

Peanut Butter section

Last updated: 10/07/2021
 

Date

Topics for Discussion

Reading, video, and written assignments due on date in left column

     

August

TH 8/26

 

Syllabus


 

Schedule may be subject to change

September

9/2, TH

 

What is Globalization?

 

 

Readings & DQs:

I will not collect the DQs- these are for you to prepare for our class discussion (and we will discuss each question)

If you're interested, more on Globalization's Backlash

9/9, TH

 

 

Globalization & Culture

 

 

Readings & DQs:

If you're interested, first IKEA in India; IKEA catalogs: Australia, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand

9/16, TH
 

Globalization & Culture

 

Readings & DQs:

9/23, TH

Globalization & Politics:
The Arctic

Class not meeting -prepare for 9/30

Readings & DQs:

If you're interested, a good article about the Internet and the brief book review version of a fantastic book I highly recommend if you want to know more about the shipping container industry.

If you're interested about the Arctic Council: Czech gov't considers membership
, Canada's Arctic study, Huge Arctic Iceberg
 

 

9/30, TH

Globalization & Politics:
The Arctic

 

 

10/7, TH

Theories & What You Wear

 

Readings & DQs:

If you're interested, more articles on global clothing production and another one

If you're interested, global clothing production, another one, one on pay, one on ethical consumption, hidden costs of online shopping, and a video on Rent the Runway
 

10/14, TH

Class not meeting

 

Paper 1 due Sunday, Oct 17 at 11 pm

-.5 penalty for 'briefly' late submission until 11:00 am
 -Latest accepted submission at 11 pm with a 2-point penalty. No papers will be accepted after this time.
 

10/21, TH

Globalization & Sustainability

Readings & DQs:

  • Chapter 6

10/28, TH

Globalization & Sustainability: Recycling, Reuse, Repair, & Waste

 

 

Readings & DQs:

If you're interested, more on Mitsubishi
 

November

11/4, TH

Globalization & Sustainability: Palm Oil Industry

 

Readings & DQs:

If you're interested, this just out on Borneo's palm oil plan, along with a view on harvesting palm oil

 

11/11, TH

Globalization & Economics

 

 

Readings & DQs:
  • Chapter 3 ***Note: Steger goes into a lot of detail. Try not to get lost in the weeds and focus on the bigger trends as they relate to global dynamics.

11/18, TH

Globalization & Economics Outsourcing

 

 

 

Readings, Media, & DQs:

If you're interested- Why iPhones Won't be Made in the USA, about sending balikbayan boxes

11/25, TH

Thanksgiving Day
 

 

December

12/2, TH

 

Film break- What aspects of this film connect with what we've discussed about globalization?
 
Watch film on your own (will be posted by 11/23)
 

12/9, TH

Globalization & Transnational Crime -Trafficking Readings, Media, & DQs:

If you're interested- Cocaine Bust, another INTERPOL Operation Jupiter video

***Review P2

TH 12/16 10:10- 12:10

Paper 2 due

 

There is no final exam. Instead, Paper 2 due to Canvas no later than 12:10 pm.

-.5 penalty for 'briefly' late submission until 12:20 pm
 -Latest accepted submission at 11 pm with a 2-point penalty. No papers will be accepted after this time.